After realizing his art potential Velazquez made a trip to Madrid.

After realizing his art potential Velazquez made a trip to Madrid.

Las Meninas (1656) is by far the most recognized and famous painting of Velazquez.

Las Meninas (1656) is by far the most recognized and famous painting of Velazquez.

Velazquez was part of the movement Baroque, that is a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear.

Velazquez was part of the movement Baroque, that is a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear.

Diego Velázquez, Three Musicians, 1616.

Diego Velázquez, Three Musicians, 1616.

Velazquez was a Spanish artist. He was born in 1599 and died 1660 at the age of 61.

Velazquez was a Spanish artist. He was born in 1599 and died 1660 at the age of 61.

Besides the royal family, Velazquez also painted jesters and clowns of the court, such as "The Buffoon Calabacillas"

Besides the royal family, Velazquez also painted jesters and clowns of the court, such as "The Buffoon Calabacillas"

Diego Velázquez painted Pope Innocent X in 1650.

Diego Velázquez painted Pope Innocent X in 1650.

Diego Velázquez main job was to paint the royal family and royal people.

Diego Velázquez main job was to paint the royal family and royal people.

Velázquez was the lead painter in the court of Philip IV of Spain.

Velázquez was the lead painter in the court of Philip IV of Spain.

The king challenged all the artist to a contest, Velazquez won and he became the kings painter and earned 300 20 ducats a month.

The king challenged all the artist to a contest, Velazquez won and he became the kings painter and earned 300 20 ducats a month.

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